Wisdom teeth removal are frequently done for wisdom tooth tend to have not enough room to erupt in the jaws, being the last tooth to develop and emerge from the mouth (normally between 18 to 24 years of age), which can cause them to be impacted. If the path of eruption of the tooth is blocked by another tooth or bone which therefore prevents it from assuming a normal position in the mouth, it is called an impacted tooth. Continue reading
Have you ever experienced severe pain a few days after having your teeth extracted with no swelling on your face? Then you may be suffering from dry socket.
What is dry socket?
Dry socket, or otherwise known as alveolar osteitis, is by far the most frequent painful complication of tooth extractions. However it is uncommon overall, affecting only 1 to 3% of extractions. This condition of delayed healing, but not usually associated with infection, is common after wisdom tooth extraction due to the large tooth socket that is left behind which can easily dislodges the blood clot that is formed.
The term ‘alveolar’ refers to the jawbone that supports the teeth, while ‘osteitis’ refers to the inflammation of the bone which is limited to the site involved. Continue reading